Fort Lupton, CO – One Killed in Truck Accident on US-85
Fort Lupton, CO (June 16, 2020) – A truck accident on Monday afternoon claimed one victim’s life in Fort Lupton. Just after 1:30 p.m., on June 15, the Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 85.
Reports from police show that a mid-sized pickup truck was traveling down the roadway. When the truck reached the intersection of US Highway 85 and Weld County Road 8, the driver of the vehicle attempted to make a left turn. As the truck turned at the intersection, it was struck by a gravel semi-truck. The driver of the pickup suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Colorado
Semi-trucks are an extremely popular method used to transport goods to businesses and residents throughout Colorado. Although there are numerous laws, rules, and regulations in place to protect drivers and ensure they remain alert, attentive, and in control of their vehicles, we continue to see commercial vehicle accidents take place every day in our country. Given the size and weight of these vehicles, it is no surprise that truck accidents claim the lives of more than 4,000 people across the country each year. Although extreme measures are continually taken to ensure the safety of motorists throughout our country, we continue to see people lose their lives at an alarming rate.
We see our fair share of fatal accidents here in Colorado. Some of the most common causes of collisions include distracted or impaired drivers, drivers who fail to yield the right of way, and those who act recklessly while behind the wheel. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another motorist’s actions, you should reach out to a team of competent, aggressive, and knowledgeable Colorado wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible to see what legal options are available for you.
Since 1977, Burg Simpson has provided nationwide legal representation to families who have lost loved ones in auto accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our accident lawyers in Colorado are passionate about fighting for peoples’ legal rights and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our attorneys in Denver, Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you.
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